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works. obviously the big story is the climate story and what happened in copenhagen a few weeks ago. i have been astonished watching the globals then after the copenhagen meeting. what happened there is perceived completely differently in europe than it is here and in utterly differently in india then it is in europe, so if you track the flow of blogs and columns that are coming across on this, the assessment ranges from catastrophe to success. my sense of the story is there were actually to copenhagen meetings. there was a formal treaty negotiation that has been going on a essentially since the united states framework convention on climate change was ratified by 190 some nations back in the early 1990's and culminated in copenhagen, and there was a very brief 12-hour head of state negotiation that took place at the end of the copenhagen meeting. the first negotiation, the formal one, failed. the second one, i will talk about that a little more in a moment but i want to give you some background to understand what was happening there. every discussion of international climate change neg
such as spike its coverage not just copenhagen but it is going up and up and it seems we're doing something right and that is because the staff is so committed to speaking to journalists were in the old days they would sit in the office and do research. they are still doing that now but now they are more willing to talk to the press and that makes me happy also be cuss number one, we have a tremendous communications staff is an honor to work with it is like madmen without the cigarettes and booze. we have a leadership from the first-rate bert -- board fell lets us do what we want to do just like bloomberg president and steve ross miami dolphins owner, and al gore and i can go on. third we have a president who, for years, has been telling our staff which is growing to communicate and do it well. it is great to be with you and our great staff. before i call up jonathan lash to speak just a couple of logistical things. turnoff yourself of. he will speak half of the times "60 minutes" then open it up to answering your questions. you have myself end jessica over there in the black will have micr
and thefunctions being done by the old clerical establishment. and you know this. >> the first day in copenhagen climate change 1,000 people were arrested. >> arrested, not sentenced to death. >> okay. arrested. for the violence, but if they are going to kill some people or to burn everywhere, to damage so many things, definitely the approach was more stronger. what you could see in the street of paris or some other places, democracy is good somewhere and that somewhere else, if we are coming to democracy, we should be committed to democracy everywhere. and here we should not have a judgment based on double standard. >> and we will be right back with marouschehv mottaki. >> you say you're doing everything legally and transparentally but you had to reveal a new facility because it was about to be revealed. >> but we had already announced that at that time. therefore, we have fulfilled our obligations. is he in? he's in copenhagen. oh, well, that's nice. but you can still see him! you just said he was in... copenhagen. come on! that's pretty far. doc, look who's in town. ellen! copenhagen? cool, r
to make that vote. >> it's like the commitment that obama made in copenhagen we're going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to help the developing world reduce carbon. the democrats want to spend the money in the old u.s. of a and they're spending money there and stuff like this is going to be marginal for congressional democrats. >> and also the decision to try the 9/11 terrorists in new york, these are political decisions that obama's making to throw bones to his left wing. >> paul: and a big wild card this year, the special counsel, that attorney general eric holder appoint today look into whether the cia and bush administration officials should be indicted for their anti-terror policies. if he indicts, recommending indicting some of those you're going to see a firestorm. >> there's a good chance he'll make that recommendation. >> paul: all right, dorothy. we have to take one more break and when we come back the big events that will shape 2010 and beyond. our panel's predictions are next. @ >> time now for our new year's predictions and it's on tape, so we're going to hold you
that. >> like the commit in the copenhagen we'd spend hundreds of billions to help the developing world reduce carbon. the democrats want to spend money in the usa. they are spending money there. stuff like this i think is absolutely marginal for the congressional democrats. >> and goes with the decision to try the 9/11 terrorist in new york. political decisions to make to throw bones to the left. >> paul: big white house, special counsel that attorney genre rick holder appointed to look into whether the c.i.a. and bush administration officials should be indicted for the anti-terror policies. the he indicts, recommending indicting those, you will see a firestorm. >> paul: there is a good chance that he will make that recommendation. >> >> all right. we have to take one more break. when we come back, big events to shape 2010 and beyond. the panel's predictions are next. next. o >> paul: time now for our new year's predictions and it's on tape. so we're going to hold you to them, all right? play them next year. all right, dan. >> my prediction flows out of all the anxiety we've been pum
the environment now. >> there are some pretty compelling concerns. there is the copenhagen accord. people are wondering what this is. there is an agreement but it is not legally binding. >> it is important. an important step forward. it certainly is not all we were seeking. it is not yet a legally binding accord. that is where we hope this will eventually go. there are some important steps forward. all of the countries are recognizing this is a problem. we had a big battle until very recently. they were denying that had anything to do about their emissions. we have been asking about this for about four years. everybody is now incorrect i think the objectives are not going to satisfy all of the environmental groups. if countries hole to these objectives, they will make meaningful progress. >> canada was getting beating ten up about this. >> these are the environmental groups that have always attacked our governments and others and they are unhappy with the accords. governments have to balance progress with growth. these are not easy questions. we have a position that is held, but all count
that it is really a problem, and i think also, the really effective work that was done in copenhagen and trying to get the chinese and the indians in particular on board, because that's a big argument that the opponents make, is that, you know, we're going to do all this, we're going to, you know, raise our energy prices, we're going to make it harder to do business and then china and india are going to go take advantage of that and use that as a competitive advantage and we're going to lose more jobs, so -- but there are lots and lots of examples on both sides of effective messaging and ineffective and i think professor griffin will talk about that later. he'll probably give you a lot more insight into it too. yeah. >> we talked about -- [inaudible] -- if so, why and if you've seen advantages or disadvantages to that or not being a federally registered lobbyist and working through them instead. >> well, i've only been doing this for two years and in the two years i've been doing it, the rules have been very clear, so you know, there is -- there's really not much gray in what i do. you know, i'
in the functions done by the cash. >> in the first day -- >> you know this. >> copenhagen, lit at change. 1,000 people -- >> arrested, not sentenced to death n. >> arrested. violence. if they are going kill some people or to burn, to damage things, definitely that was more stronger. what you could see in the streets in paris or some of the places, democracy is good somewhere. that's somewhere else? if we are committed to democracy, we should be committed to democracy everywhere. and here we should not have a judgment based on double standard. >> and we will be right back with mottaki, iran's foreign minister. you say you are doing everything legally and transparently. but, of course, you have to reveal a new facility because it was about to be revealed. >> we already announced that at that time. therefore, we -- we have fulfilled our plans. >> you are playing games with me. is it wise to allow a perishable item to spoil? he asked, why leave a room empty? the additional revenue easily covers operating costs. 65 dollars is better than no dollars. okay. $65 for tonight. you can't argue with a
in copenhagen where you saw president obama having to wrestle with all these tensions. can you imagine the nerve it took to walk into closed-door sessions as the president blowing at diplomatic protocol, wrenching the copenhagen assembly out of its original approach and into something new and doing this not knowing if it was going to work. in the article, i wrote about an important moment for president obama and he would get to this one way or another. this would be in the summer of 1864 near the end of president lincoln's first term. he reelection campaign is going and it is not going well. in fact, he in of the political experts in the country think he is going to lose. furthermore they think he is going to lose to general mcclellan who will not pursue lankan score policies in the civil war. lincoln, at that point, is living with the idea that he said hundreds of thousands of young men to their deaths for a failed war. he will be known as the president to failed to hold the union together. he is getting up every morning with that knowledge, living with a wife who was, frankly at times, psychot
force him to act they forced him to copenhagen on climate change, events on the ground force him to act and speak out on iran in ways he hadn't intenledssfd >> it's already happening in iran, when you consider that he spent the first year promoting engagement, something i think that many in the administration felt they had to go try in, part to bring the allies together in case they had to move on to sanctions. and i think the president has made it pretty clear they're moving to sanctions. gwen: there are more challenges on the table than there was last year at this time. thank you all very much. everyone, beginning next week, many of you will see a brand-new "washington week." the content remains the same, but we'll start broadcasting for the first time in high definition. i am definitely ready for my close-up. [laughter] not so much. be sure to check your pbs channel listings to find "washington week" in h.d., or stay right where you are and watch us where you are tonight. either way, join us around the table next week on "washington week." happy new year! good night. captioned by the
the stage for further cooperation with china in preparation for the copenhagen conference on climate change. he discussed exchange rates and trade, clean energy, military to military exchanges, human rights, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. we outline the key of compliments of the visit in a joint statement issued by president obama and president hu jintao on november 17. it has been said before that in order to get china right, you have to get the region right. the united states is a vital contributor to asian security and economic prosperity. our active presence in asia helps promote regional security and stability. we intend to deepen our engagement and strengthen our leadership in the region by strengthening our commitments to allies and partners, and enhancing our involvement in regional institutions. and the secretary addressed these issues, as well as our presence in the region, in an important speech in honolulu yesterday. the president's trip to china demonstrates that fact in the region demonstrate the importance we place on east asia which remains vital to u.s. securit
. >> there are some pretty compelling concerns. there is the copenhagen accord. people are wondering what this is. there is an agreement but it is not legally binding. >> it is important, an important step forward. it certainly is not all we were seeking. it is not yet a legally binding accord. that is where we hope this will eventually go. there are some important steps forward. all of the countries are recognizing this is a problem. we had a big battle until very recently. they were denying that had anything to do about their emissions. we have been asking about this for about four years. everybody is now incorrect i think the objectives are not going to satisfy all of the environmental groups. if countries hole to these objectives, they will make meaningful progress. >> canada was getting beaten up about this. why? >> these are the environmental groups that have always attacked our governments and others and they are unhappy with the accords. governments have to balance progress with growth. these are not easy questions. we have a position that is held, but all countries that attended the cope
failed last month at a u.n. climate change conference in copenhagen to agree on legally binding cap for carbon emissions. pollster scott rasmussen told us americans traditionally expressed skepticism in polling about the idea of u.n. as being any positive agent for change. bret? >> bret: james, thank you. we will hear from the man thought to be part of al-qaeda's new push into yemen. that he's coming up next here on "special report." according to the epa, the air in your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. smoke, germs, viruses, allergens, pet dander, even smelly and potentially harmful voc compounds can actually be floating in the air you're breathing! but now you can clean that air with the incredible oreck xl professional air purifier. and if you call and order now you'll pay no interest ever! the secret to oreck's effectiveness is its patented truman cell filter. the oreck air purifier constantly moves the air in the room through its powerful six-stage filtration system. its electrostatic plates capture many impurities such as dust, allergens, bacte
that international approaches -- global governance on display in copenhagen -- offers the best chance for tackling such a problem in they were offering the best chance to deal with the climate and ecosystems. >> be we need to be able to price carbon as well as understand what the risk of return is. business will be able to unleash this entire potential for a new low carbon economy. it is absolutely critical that we get this deal. whether we get in copenhagen, that is uncertain but we will have a path forward. i think this is the best way forward in order to solve this problem. >> president obama has announced when he is going. he went with all the other leaders. what does this mean for the meeting? >> what we have seen over the past couple of weeks is certainly an increased expectation that we will get out of copenhagen. i think what obama has done recently by setting up a provisional target, by changing the arrival date towards the end of the session which is more important, also by offering some financial increased commitment to help developing countries. >> what do you think about the prospects
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enhagu copenhagen in the first place. those who stayed two nights were charged a six-night minimum at the five-star marriott, information that likely was available before pelosi and her freeloaders made their vacation plans. note to the house speaker: we have skyrocketing deficits, $1 trillion plus a year, a national debt of $12 million in this country. the president is talking about reining in spending. i would be curious to know where nancy pelosi gets her sense of entitlement to blow hundreds of thousands of dollars of our money at christmas time so she and her pals can take a trip at christmas time. here's the question. should house speaker nancy pelosi be required to explain her trip to copenhagen? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile and post a blog. here's a hint: yes! >> before president obama gives his state of the union address tomorrow night, he's getting a lot of flak from both sides of the aisle. here's the reason. he's expected to call for that spending freeze. some critics say it goes too far, others say it doesn't go far enough. our senior congressional correspondent dana bas
? he's in copenhagen. oh, well, that's nice. but you can still see him! you just said he was in... copenhagen. come on! that's pretty far. doc, look who's in town. ellen! copenhagen? cool, right? vacation. but still seeing patients. oh. [ whispering ] workaholic. i heard that. she said it. i... [ female announcer ] the new office. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> breaking news at this hour. treasury secretary timothy geithner minutes away now from testifying on the aig bailout along with his predecessor hank paulson. was there a coverup? it will unfold momentarily. first, rick santelli has december new home sales. rickster? >> of course this is an important day to point before we get to those hearings. we are five seconds away. the big story thus far has been greece bonds selling off in rapid fashion. here we go. new home sales, 342,000, seasonally annualized adjusted rate. and that of course is from a 370,000 seasonally adjusted annualized rate revised last look which originally was reported at 355,000. so it's down from the higher revision and it is
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, brussels, rome, copenhagen. you have countries in asia that have had terrorist cells, al qaeda cells like sydney, australia, had several sets of rest. they fly nonstop into l.a. toronto 18 in 2006 direct access to the u.s. -- >> tom, are these all part -- these are all going to be added? that was part of my next question then. if the tsa alluded to that partial list of countries where 100% of the passengers traveling through will have to go through enhanced screenings. are you saying these countries you're mentioning, you're talking about asia and europe, is that going to -- everyone? >> tsa hasn't said that those countries and airports are going to be included. they're talking about other countries of interest. >> do you think it will be updated? >> i'm just saying those are only a fraction of the countries that have people that pose a threat, and what about the u.s. airports? we haven't talked about the five virginians that went to pakistan. we had subjects from minneapolis, new york, denver, boston, dallas, springfield, illinois, chicago, raleigh, north carolina, buffalo, new york, tha
that is not the number one issue to them? why is it important to fly to copenhagen not once, but twice, first for the olympics but to attend a global warming conference in the middle of a blizzard? i am not saying that to be snarky, but i am asking the questions. why are we listening to people when they say they are starving for jobs? why don't we let the 16 million plus one man in thisç country o currently own all or part of a small -- 16 million pluswomen in this country who currently own all or part of a small business and those that would like to create little bit of nest egg and flexibility and ownership for their small businesses. why can they allow them to flourish ratherxd than try to suffocate them from the i]beginning? i want1e to read some of these numbers for you. i am lookingç atçó over 30 crod tabs here, and we compiled this from a number of polls so the sample size is taken from over 3000 people in eachçym of the january 2009 and january 2010, soççç overall full year. qprerw"ent obama's approval single group with the exception w3)p#rican-american voters. qhew3xd
to gut it copenhagen twice, first to sell the olympics and then to attend a global warming conference in the middle of a blizzard? i am asking the question -- why are we listening to people when they say they are starving for jobs? why are they looking for economic rebounds? what we look at the 16 million women who currently own all or part of a small business? think of the end told business -- the untold millions of other americans who would like to harness their entreprenuers as somism, why can we allow them to flourish instead of suffocating them from the beginning? let me read lament -- some of these numbers to you. we've compiled this from a number of national polls so that the sample size is taken from over 3000 people in each of these three-month period between january 2009 and january 2010, over a full year now. president obama's approval ratings has declined among every single group with the exception of african-american voters. he is down 1% among self identified liberal democrats. it down 3% among democrats. down 15% among independents. 15% among women. every gender, every
on president obama. he talked about the recent copenhagen climate change conference, stating he was unhappy with the result of the conference. this portion is about 45 minutes. >> we're grateful to discuss the outgoing year with the three networks. >> good afternoon, colleagues. indeed, we do have something to talk about and something to remember and something to discuss trade 2009 has not been an easy year. the country has come up against new challenges. how do you see the outgoing year? what have we been able to do that what we failed to do? >> this year has been very complicated. it has bought a significant amount of trauma. -- it has brought a significant amount of drama. the most important outcome as we have stood our ground, we have overcome, we have continued to develop, and we have paid what is a relatively small price for the international financial and economic crisis that has swept the planet. in terms of what we have been able to accomplish, i believe at least three things. first and most important, we have maintain social stability. we have secured the set of social tensions wh
briefly about it in copenhagen. i am worried about the bigger picture. the buy america provisions have cause some disruption. but the back -- the vast majority of our trade with united states is still your intent free beer the real problem is when you see country -- not just the united states -- using a stimulus package to bring in protectionist measures. we all know that what the biggest danger to the global recovery is the spread of protectionism. it has been global trade that has driven growth over the past generation. we would like to see that sustain going forward. we took the very opposite approach. we not only did not put any protectionist members -- measures but repeal -- repeal the number of terrorists in order to stimulate economic activity both here and abroad. that -- repeal of a number of terror acariffs in order to stie economic activity both here and abroad. >> that in many other topics still to come. >> mr. harper, please do something about the environment now. >> is also compelling concerns there about the environment, prime minister. there is a copenhagen accord, but
, such as the u.n. human rights council, and was recently the copenhagen climate change conference, which demonstrated spectacularly the fatuousness of such international structures, eye of common purpose, a common interest,, and governance. and yet the value of these international institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th-century experience, with its repeated and dimmed attempts to regulate the capital ships of the great powers for unable conferences? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact, whose signatories incidently included germany and japan? it abolished war forever. and inserted a that the u.s. secretary of state won the nobel peace prize. sound familiar? but at least they ashley sign be useless treaty. obama got it for imagined useless treaty, most notably the one he has been insisting on from prague to new york on universal nuclear disarmament. the night it of obama can be seen in his most recent poll, the dramatic -- the most dramatic of which appeared on september 24, one day after obama sp
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on the all-expense paid trip of at least 20 members of congress to the copenhagen climate summit to last month. the bipartisan delegation was so large they needed three military jets, two 737s, and a gulfstream 5. some members of congress brought along their spouses, their kids. there were also senators and staff members who made the trip, most of them flies over commercial. pelosi refused to answer any questions about cost for this or where they all stayed, even though she was the one who decided who went. her office says only that it will, quote, comply with disclosure requirements, unquote. cbs puts the cost of military jet flying time at about $170,000, plus the cost of dozens of commercial flights, hundreds of hotel stays, many at the five-star marriott, and tens of thousands in meals and other entertainment expense. it's a disgrace. the national unemployment rate is 10%, employers cut more jobs than expected just last month. we got the numbers on friday. people are suffering in this country, california, pelosi's home state is faced with a $20 billion budget deficit. governor schwar
of copenhagen he walked into a meeting supposed to be a bilateral with china, the chinese were trying to elevate him and he broke in and sat next to llewelyn from brazil, changed the game and got the deal, the five power deal with ever and it's perfectly fits this narrative of obama savings the day of what would have been complete disaster and i don't want to get into great detail but i've noticed this in the cuba policy i tracked closely even up to two or three days before the summit of the americas jeffrey, ambassador, former ambassador to mexico was essentially delivering, excuse this, richard, the neoconservative line of latin america. there was no evidence they were willing to say to diprete position where obama is coming. when he got the portfolio 180-degree shift in the direction comes of this is interesting you set up one attention challenges you got to be losing terribly to get his attention but when you do get his attention there is a very need almost to actually fundamentally change the dynamics and feel that and when you get this access show the narrative in the stories. >> i judge t
of the 2-20 was the shape of the emerging world. i looked back to the scene at copenhagen where the president burst into the room, but who is in the room? brazil, india, china, what is the arrangement of these new power arrangements? secondly, looking forward to the end of his first term, what is it reasonable to ask of this president in shaping what is reasonable to ask of this president in shaping -- >> what is reasonable to ask of this president in shaping this presidency. >> i am not so sure that it is a post american world. -- post-american world. we aren't indispensable nation, -- we are an indispensable nation. in asia, i thought that the coverage of obama's relations with asia was poor. when he came back from asia, the prime minister of india came to the white house for a state visit and obama is effectively in certain the united states into haitian politics and recognizing the degree to which of the rising powers of asia turned to the united states for some kind of leverage and balance. . . obama seems to be moving toward this new alignment. personally, i think this rei
in copenhagen where he said, the problem is the white people in the world. the second question is there is a country -- a company in brazil that is an offshore drilling company that in june, the obama administration gave a $15 billion loan to and i think is quite ironic that in february, george soros bought majority shares in that company. effectively, this administration has paid back george soros for getting elected with taxpayer funds. guest: i do not know anything about the second issue, but i can comment on the first. the brazilian president is a colorful, charismatic leader. then he has been for some to, to a half years. very annoyed that they have had to do things that the united states and europe-not have to do. and he has -- have not had to do. and he has been very open about saying that they have not had to do things that they've had to do in developing countries. host: salt lake city, democratic cruller. caller: we have -- and democratic collar. host: we have more natural gas than any of the country. wyoming has a huge amount. we have not even put pipelines for the n
, of course, to various parties such as the u.n. human rights council and the copenhagen climate change conference which demonstrated spectacularly the fatuousness of such international structures, the lack of common purpose, interest, and governance. yet, the failure of these international institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th century experience? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact whose signatories included germany and japan that abolished war forever? it won kellogg the peace prize in 1929. sound familiar? at least he got it for an actually signed useless treaty. obama got it for the imagined it useless treaty's most notably the one he has been insisting on for universal nuclear disarmament. the deaths of obama's 98 internationalism can be seen in his pursuit of this deeply and serious blow. this occurred on september 24th, one day after his speech to the general assembly when he asked -- when he ostentatiously presided over the security council, the first time an american president has ev
of london or manchester, or copenhagen or paris. and so it's very hard than with the multiple theaters at play when we're talking about the terrorism threat of the 21st century, to say we're in one paradigm or the other. and i think one of the things we have failed collectively as an american society to do is to decide how we're going to deal with this threat. and to deal with it in a way that, not only appears legitimate perhaps to the international committee, but is it constitutionally legitimate. much of the debate in a prior administration surrounded the military commissions act and the military commissions, but i think the larger question of how to deal with known terrorist actors who are trained, connected to this international network, but against whom we may not have sufficient evidence to present in a criminal context or even a military commission context, what do you do about those threats. remained initiative and useful yesterday in the president's address where the president said, that with respect to the many detainees and ensemble, given the conditions on the ground in ye
manifestations. the united nations, the various parties, and most recently, the copenhagen conference, which demonstrated the fatuousness of such international structures. çóyet this seems to leave no lasting impression. we really have learned nothing from the early 20th-Ñicentury experience, from repeated and doomed attempts to regulate the capital shifts of the great powers. did we learn nothing from the kellogg pact that abolished war forever, with a certainty that one frank keller look at the nobel peace prize in 1929? sound familiar? but i believe kellogg actually signed a treaty. [laughter] obama got it over imagined useless treaties, like those insisted on for nuclear disarmament. the best of the internationalism can be seen in the pursuit of the global, the most dramatic instance of which occurred on september 24, one day after obama's speech to the general assembly where he ostentatiously addressed to the security council. obama had knowledge thadr iran had constructed a secret uranium enrichment facility. the french and british were urging him to use that study at the council to
instance, the president of the united states removes himself to copenhagen to bring home the chicago olympics. it removes himself to copenhagen for climate change. he removes himself to oslo to receive a prize, but he doesn't show up in berlin on the 20th anniversary of an event of biblical proportion, one that i'm sure most of us in the room would never imagine we would ever see. that shows you how he sees the world, reinforces that quotation. i mean, i could have used one of dozens. but the one i chose it from was the address of the general assembly, in which you can see his priorities. and to speak of the cold war divisions, sort of arbitrary and not to see how rooted they were in the fundamental values of the united states and the west, as cleavages of some obsolete conflict, is simply staggering. but it tells you a lot about his worldview. and i thought the berlin event was very, very telling. particularly, as you say, leaving out the great figures that reagan, thatcher, pope john paul, sharansky, sakharov, and others. gorbachev was the hapless caretaker. to his credit come he d
on copenhagen, didn't really get a consensus going except yeah, we're going to have another meeting in a while. but you say enough of that poppy cock. it's time to move to plan b. what is plan b in your estimation? what should we be doing? >> plan b is what mankind has always done throughout the ages what mankind does in different parts of the globe at the present time where the temperature is very different in countries, very cold countries and what people do is they adapt. mankind is superb and at adapting and we are better now because of modern technology adapt to go whatever nature and the climate throws at us than we've ever been before. so that is what we should do. that is what we will do. that is plan b. the idea that you can get a global agreement on decor car -- decarbonization is poppy cook. even if you did, it shows you're not going to. the meeting later this year is a complete waste of time. even if you did get an agreement, the cost to the economy will be far greater than any benefit you would conceivably get. >> so you suggest -- we just keep using fossil fuel, carbon based stuf
korea, and afghanistan. the president said the stage for further cooperation in copenhagen on climate change. he discussed exchange rates and trade, clean energy, military-to-military education changes, human rights, and stopping the right of spread of the nuclear weapons. in a joint statement issued by president obama and jintao. in order to get china right, you have to get the region right. this is the vital to economic prosperity. our act of presence helps promote regional security and stability. we intend to deepen our engagement and strengthen by strengthening our commitments to allies and partners and enhancing our involvement in regional institutions. the secretary addressed these issues as well as our presence in the region in an important speech in honolulu yesterday. the president's trip to china -- and the region, demonstrated the importance we place on east asia which remains vital to u.s. security and prosperity. in the november joint statement, the chinese recognize the positive role that the united states plays by saying they welcome the united states has a an asia-paci
because you have cap and trade and the fascinating conference in copen copenhagen and the olympics and healthcare legislation. could they say i'm sure the other guys have it and we are focusing on this? >> they made it clear maybe they were going to focus on the war on terror but weren't going to call it the war on terror. it changed to something most of us couldn't remember for a long time and now i have it in my head. overseas contingency operation. i find it my highly ironic now in 2010 we are back to talking about the war on terror in a big way and whether or not we are actually safe in flying. let's go back to the puzzle piece where you have four big pieces of the puzzle about the underwear bomber guy. four big pieces. there is an interesting editorial in one of the new york papers saying you would only need to have a children's puzzle. not a 5,000 piece puzzle. four big pieces. even one of those might be the smoking gun. >> he used his own name and if he used his own name and he has a problem, he got rejected trying to get into britain because of his contacts at the universit
the climate change summit in copenhagen. any thoughts to having some sort of anti-tourism summit? in the near future or future? guest: there is some speculation on that front. -- of some type of anti- terrorism summit. guest: there are some thoughts of that. someone in europe might decide to host a summit like that to show they're doing something. host: the last call from sego lily, texas -- seagoville. caller: i'm wondering why we're so concerned about this unkind of traffic. i will go to latin america or canada and come in to really do damage. i can't believe they don't do something about our borders before the start of this crap about the air traffic. another thing, why you having so many democrats calling in today? i have watched you for years. usually are pretty well balanced. host: sir? guest: i think the caller is pointing to our government not thinking of the box. it is a good question as to whether people can arrive from other places. i have not been any attacks coming from the south. there have been plots through canada. maybe we should look north as well, not just south. host: evan
in pittsburgh. the g-20 agreed to phase out fossil fuel subsidies at copenhagen. for the first time all major economies accepted their responsibility to take future action. the president ago noled this is not enough -- acknowledged this is not enough and we'll continue our efforts to provide the leadership that is required in this important and challenging area. all of this is, of course, just the start. our challenge now is to sustain and build on the start that has been made this year. there are no shortages of challenges to test us, north korea, iran, arab-israeli peace, al qaeda and its affiliates in afghanistan and pakistan specifically, and around the world jeanly. so now let me turn very briefly to the afghan-pakistan strategy and exactly where we are today. in review of our efforts in afghanistan and pakistan this fall, the president asked some very difficult and tough questions, challenged assumptions and heard from every perspective and explored every option. most importantly, this was a review that never lost sight of those affected most by presidential decisions, and that's the me
see yesterday the guy that drew the mohammed bomb was attacked in his barn in copenhagen with an axe and a knife. it's - you know i mean if you can't even draw a cartoon about mo' ham ed who's not god, it's ridiculous. have you ever showed the cartoon on c-span? you can't let these people control us. i think you should show it. host: we did years ago. it's been three or four years though. caller: i don't know. salmon rush ty probably still has a hide out. these people - the so-called muslims that aren't extremists. can't speak out against them because that's against the koran. they'll kill you. see what it says. i don't see a lot of people speaking out against the religion because they can't do it. it's scary. host: thanks for the call. front page story. obama ties al qaeda to the plane scare. the president back at the white house tomorrow. ben from north carolina. good morning. is yemen the new front on terrorism? caller: i think since the place is no bigger than it is, the town of whatever it is, i think we should blow them off the map because that's where all these people are
such as the u.n. human rights council. and most recently the copenhagen climate change conference. which demonstrated spectacularly the factualist of structures, the lack of common purpose, common interest and governance. the internationalist institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th century experience with its repeated and doomed attempts to regulate the capital ships of the great powers through naval conferences? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact who's signatories incidentally included germany and japan? that abolished war forever. an absurdity that won the u.s. secretary of state frank kellogg the nobel peace prize of 1929. sound familiar? but at least kellogg got it for an actually signed useless treaty. [laughter] >> obama got it for the merely imagined useless treaties. most notably the one he has been insisting on from prague to new york on universal nuclear disarmament. the depth of obama's naive internationalism can be seen in his pursuit of this deeply unserious goal. the most dramatic
and he's in copenhagen where he lives. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> thank you very much. let's go back to april 2009. you and your wife were traveling. she was booked on a window seat and you were on a middle seat and british airways was about to seat a minor child next to you. they thought wait a minute, the kid is not related to you. what did they say? >> it went a little different. i had been located on the window seat and my wife the middle seat but she was quite heavily pregnant and she wanted to take some rest and therefore wanted to sit at the window. >> right. tell us what the flight attendant said. >> well, the flight attendant, apparently it seems to be policy of british airways that i found out and also airlines that no male is allowed to -- is allowed to sit next to a child so he approached me and asked me to swap seats with my wife. at that point, i asked him why and he explained to me that it is company policy and i began to ask why and he said it seemed inappropriate and only then i realized what all this thing was about. also, he mentioned tha
with leaders of various nations, economic summits. we recently had the climate change summit in copenhagen. any thoughts by this administration or any a of his counterparts overseas to having some sort of antiterrorism summit in the near future or in the future? >> guest: you ñknow, there's ben some speculation on that front. the u.k. -- sometimes summits come as a result of leaders who are in trouble. so you might have, you know, somebody in europe -- to host some kind of summit to be able to bring all these leaders forward and show that they're doing something. >> host: our last call for evan perez comes from segoville, texas, james on our line for republicans. go ahead. >> i'm wondering why we're so concerned about the air traffic  if i were a terrorist i would hop a ship and go to latin america or canada and really do some damage. i can't7(w believe that they do do something about our borders before they start all this crap about the air traffic. i know it's the fastest mode of transportation but the surest way would be like i said. and another thing, why are you having so much democrats
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